Redoing Your Restaurant? Here’s Why Commercial Kitchens Need Granite Countertops

As a restaurant owner, you know that the most important part of your space is the kitchen. It’s what allows your team to create food that your customers love. And it needs the best equipment you can find to work efficiently each day. While you might pay attention to your ovens, stoves, ventilation systems, and other essential components, how often do you think about your kitchen countertops? The right countertop material can dramatically improve your kitchen staff’s ability to create great meals in a clean and safe environment. Here’s why you should incorporate granite into the space.

Granite Countertops Are Durable
Though stainless steel is a popular choice for many kitchens, it’s not the only durable material you have at your disposal. Granite is naturally resistant to cracks, pitting, and other types of damage that could let the material hold onto harmful bacteria and germs. The stone is also incredibly heat-resistant and shouldn’t crack when exposed to high temperatures as long as the stone is in good condition. That means your countertops should last for years without issue.

They Don’t Need Tons of Maintenance
Granite is considered one of the lowest-maintenance materials you can use in a kitchen. The material is easy to clean, hard to damage, and doesn’t require ongoing maintenance to keep it in good condition. As long as you make sure the surface is polished and sealed, it will keep working just as well as the day it was installed without forcing your kitchen staff to spend extra hours on maintenance and cleaning. 

Granite Comes in Many Different Colors
Though your kitchen isn’t something most customers will ever see, you still want it to be a comfortable and appealing space. And since granite comes in many different colors, you’ll be able to choose a stone that works for your aesthetic. Not sure what colors will work best for your space and your kitchen staff’s needs? Ask your chef. They’ll help you decide which color will work well without making it hard for the team to see spills as they work.

It’s a Great Surface for Food Preparation
If your restaurant offers baked goods like fresh bread, cookies, and pastries, installing granite countertops can make creating those delicious treats easier. The surface is ideal for rolling out cookies and kneading dough. And since it doesn’t hold onto bacteria, your team will find it easier to keep the material clean between baking sessions. Just make sure to install a prep area away from the rest of the kitchen so your team can bake and prep pastries without worrying about possible contaminants from other ingredients.

Invest in High-Quality Granite Countertops for Your Restaurant
If you’re looking for a simple way to make your commercial kitchen more usable and easier to maintain, incorporating granite countertops into your space can make all the difference. At Natural Stone Sales, we have high-quality granite available for kitchens of all sizes. Contact us today to discuss your restaurant’s needs and let our team help you figure out the best options for your budget.
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